The largest submarine in the world will be scrapped – Dmitry Donskoj

“Dmitry Donskoj” was withdrawn from the Russian Navy. According to RIA Novosti, the largest submarine in the world will be scrapped. The largest submarine in the world will be scrapped, RIA Novosti reports.

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“Dmitry Donskoj” is the name of a Soviet and then a Russian submarine. Since 1981, the unit has been a part of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet. Since 1981, the unit has been a part of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet. It was designed to transport 20 ballistic missiles .

“Dmitry Donskoj”, the world’s largest nuclear-powered submarine , has been withdrawn from the Russian Navy, the RIA Novosti  news agency reported Wednesday , citing a source at the military-industrial complex. The decision to scrap the ship is related to the development of a new submarine type, the Boriej-A, which will carry the name of its forerunner. The ship is to be scrapped, and this decision is related to the introduction of a new submarine type Boriej-A, which will take the name of its predecessor. 

The last Type 941 (Typhoon) nuclear-powered submarine was named “Dmitry Donskoj.” The ship measured 175 meters in length and had a 48 thousand ton displacement. The name of the ship is derived from Dmitri Doski, the Grand Duke of Moscow. Five additional such ships were built in addition to the “Dmitry Donskoy,” according to the news.ru portal.

The title of the largest submarine will now go to Belgorod, the 9-meter-long (184-meter-long) type Oskar II. Its construction began in 1992, but work on it was suspended for several years, even though it was 80 percent ready. The decision to complete it was made only in 2011-2012.